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DPA and ApexPro present When Every Word Counts the Webinar Series

Join DPA & ApexPro on the 10th of September 2021 at 10 am or 4 pm, for a webinar series focusing on speech intelligibility concerning radiation pattern of the voice, microphone placement on sources, microphone directionality, background noise, and intelligibility, frequency response, transient response, the threshold of hearing, tips and tricks on hiding lavalier microphones hosted by Global Sales Support Manager Bo Brinck.

Bo has been working in the audio industry since his early teens, first as a musician, later as a recording engineer and producer. He has more than 200 albums in his discography as producer and recording engineer and a DPA Microphones employee since 2005.

To increase knowledge on the importance of microphones in the sound chain, Bo also educates on audio-related topics such as acoustic challenges and correct microphone placement on the body as well as musical instruments.

Register early & stand a chance to win a DPA T-shirt, draw to be announced in the webinar.

To register for the 10:00 AM or 4:00 PM session click one of the images below.

DPA Microphones Introduces Two New Headset Microphones

4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones

DPA Microphones announces the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones. Based on the design of the DPA’s groundbreaking 6066 Subminiature Headsets, the new solutions feature the brand’s popular 5mm round microphone capsule. These latest offerings provide the security, durability and flexibility necessary for use in theatre, broadcast, worship and corporate conferencing. 

With a one-size-fits-all design and adjustable height and boom length, the 4466 and 4488 headsets accommodate small to large head types. A unique, three-point gripping system (above, below and behind the ear) ensures a greater level of security, while the flexible ear hooks provide continued comfort during extended use.  

“Our customers have been asking us to deliver our latest small-form-factor headsets with the highly regarded 5mm mic capsules,”

“With the purposeful design of our boom and locking system, the headset can accommodate all head sizes with just one boom length. This is even true for the directional option, for which the correct placement is so important. With the addition of the 4466 and 4488, users now have access to a wide array of solutions to meet an even greater variety of needs while also maintaining the typical clear and transparent DPA sound, which produces high speech intelligibility.”

DPA Product Manager René Mørch

In addition, the new headsets share the same interchangeable cable and boom options as the 6066 Subminiature Headsets. This includes the 90-degree cable management at the neck. The headset frame, boom and capsule have a non-reflective surface for unobtrusiveness and ease-of-use for camera crews. With a high-quality, professional look, the 4466 and 4488 are available in the company’s standard black and beige options, with a brown version coming soon.

Desire Fresnel – A Classic Re-Imagined

DISCOVER A MODERN CLASSSIC

Fresnels have been around since the beginning of lighting design. These incandescent workhorse fixtures were known for their smooth wash and adjustable zoom. Combining all of the best features of incandescent Fresnels with the latest technology of LEDs, is a classic reimagined in Desire Fresnel.

FULL RANGE OF EMOTIONAL COLOUR

The Lustr X8 array brings subtle nuanced colours back to your stage. Colours you’ve been missing from a corner of the spectrum that has long been unreachable by LED sources. This is possible because of the introduction of deep red LEDs.

Deep red brings new life and energy to your stage, your costumes, your scenery, and most importantly, skin. Skin tones of every color find new depth and dimension with the addition of deep red. Desire Fresnel includes more of the visual spectrum that made incandescent sources warm and full of life.

Perhaps even more exciting is what happens when we add deep red to cool tones like blues and greens. It’s this nuanced color that takes a lighting design from good to great.

13-55 DEGREE ZOOM

A true Fresnel with an LED engine, Desire Fresnel has zoom control from either the front or the back of the fixture. A Fresnel is only as good as its performance with barndoors. Desire Fresnel delivers with smooth fall off and clean edges. It’s truly a cut above the rest.

BRIGHTNESS

ETC has taken the classic fixture that theatre technicians know and love and brought it into the 21st century. You get the softness of an incandescent wash light with LED colour mixing and smooth dimming. With traditional Fresnels, you sacrifice lumens depending on zoom position, but that’s not the case with Desire Fresnel. ETC has reworked how the lens and lamp work together, so your Fresnel is bright and efficient through the entire zoom range.

The Desire Fresnel delivers all the brightness you'd expect from a classic fresnel.

This provides more lumens regardless of angle, making it up to 25% more efficient over traditional Fresnel optical systems.

FULL FEATURE SET FOR ANY STAGE

Desire Fresnel's UI is easy to use.

INTUITIVE UI

The user interface was designed to improve the efficiency of your workflow. The four backlit encoders change colours to correspond to the attributes they control on the screen. Both new and seasoned users can quickly and accurately adjust settings.

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

CONSOLE CONTROL FROM FAR AWAY

Desire Fresnel utlises City Theatrical's amazing Multiverse Technology

ETC has partnered with City Theatrical to bring you a patent-pending wireless DMX/RDM technology that enables scalability of wireless lighting data like never before. Multiverse® will change your entire approach to lighting by allowing larger wireless DMX/RDM systems to be expanded even further. Used in conjunction with your console, City Theatrical’s Multiverse can broadcast as many as 10 universes of DMX from a single transmitter without excessive radio energy. This frees up precious wireless bandwidth in your space. Multiverse plays well with others but is robust enough that other signals won’t interfere.

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WANT TO EXPERIENCE DESIRE FRESNEL?

Contact anyone of our Re-sellers for more information and to organize a demo. Click the link below to see ETC dealers for Southern Africa.

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SOLAFRAME – MEET THE SOLASERIES: PART 1

The SolaFrame 3000 is just beautiful
The High End Systems' SolaSeries

Welcome to part 1 of our in depth look at High End Systems’ SolaSeries Moving Head Fixtures. Today we’re taking a deep dive into the SolaFrame family of fixtures,

High End Systems have been in the game for a long time, and they’ve used that experience to come up with some of the most complete and feature-rich fixtures on the market. When you add ETC’s world-renowned optics and colour technology the result is a series of fixtures that go above and beyond your normal moving head.

THE SOLAFRAME FAMILY

With the most advanced and complete line of LED framing fixtures on the market, SolaFrame features full-frame, four plane shutters engineered for accuracy and speed. The SolaFrame family also includes the optical effects package from the SolaSpot series, including CMY color mixing, linear CTO, fixed color wheel, fixed and indexing gobo wheels, sophisticated animation effects, prism, iris and frost. All fixtures are available with either Ultra-Bright engines for maximum lumens or High Fidelity engine for high CRI and superior color rendering.

The SolaFrame fixtures are a full featured set for the SolaSeries
The SolaFrame Family offers feature rich options on any budget.

Designed to be feature rich and precise, SolaFrame has the right product for every size and type of application. From the compact SolaFrame 750 to the arena ready SolaFrame 3000 to our award-winning silent fixtures, this family set and raised the bar for sheer output and quality of light, color control and mind-blowing visuals.

SOLAFRAME 750: DYNAMITE COMES IN SMALL PACKAGES

The SolaFrame 750 is the most compact of the family
The SolaFrame 750 is compact yet feature rich.

SolaFrame 750 is the most compact framing fixture in the Sola Series family. Featuring a small footprint but a huge feature set, the fixture is a perfect fit for small to medium-sized venues, and its 11,300 lumens can easily cut through the competition. SolaFrame 750 is available in Ultra-Bright and High CRI versions and offers the widest array of effects currently available in a fixture of its size, including full-curtain framing shutters, 6°–50° zoom, rotating gobo wheel plus fully continuous animation, iris, prism, and frost.

With the right blend of features, performance, and size, SolaFrame 750 has been specified extensively for use in nightclubs and retail installations, studio and film, Houses of worship, performance venues, cruise ships and themed entertainment venues. Modular construction makes SolaFrame 750 easy to service, and it’s backed by the best LED engine warranty and 24/7 customer service in the industry.

SOLAFRAME 1000: EVERYTHING YOU’LL EVER NEED

The SolaFrame 1000 is one of the best all-round fixtures on the market
The SolaFrame 1000 gives you so many options

SolaFrame 1000 is the go-to workhorse automated framing fixture for lighting designers. With 20,000 lumen output, full framing shutters, rotating and fixed gobo wheels, multiple color systems, 12°-40° zoom, animation effects plus all the bells and whistles required by the modern LD, the SolaFrame 1000 is a star performer in all professional production environments.

Available in Ultra-Bright and High CRI versions, SolaFrame 1000 ships with a TM-30 Filter that boosts the Ultra-Bright engine to 85+ CRI. Other features include Iris and Light Frost, Rotating Prism, and our patented Lens Defogger System.

The SolaFrame 1000 is guaranteed to add a set of powerful tools to any venue’s inventory while giving rental houses the perfect go anywhere, do anything fixture.

SOLAFRAME 3000: RIDICULOUSLY BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL LIGHT

The award winning SolaFrame 3000 combines unprecedented light output from its 1000 watt Ultra-Bright White LED engine with a limitless palette of effects and color possibilities. Engineered for the largest lighting applications, the fixture’s 37,000 lumens exceed the output of powerful arc lamp fixtures, while simultaneously offering the many advantages of LED technology such as long engine life. The fixture is also available in a High Fidelity version with incredibly accurate color rendering.

SolaFrame 3000 is designed for use in arenas and stadiums, concert halls, broadcast studios, churches, and other large-scale events. The fixture’s color control, precise framing, projection and animation effects, versatile zoom range, and other features have made SolaFrame 3000 a popular choice for designers, production companies, and permanent installations alike.

Product Features

  • Ultra-Bright White LED Engine
  • 1000W Ultra-Bright engine produces 37,000 field lumens or High Fidelity Engine with incredibly accurate color rendering
  • CMY/CTO – Linear color mixing system
  • 7 position replaceable Color Wheel
  • Framing system for total control of beam shaping
  • Iris, Light Frost, Prism and 7°-55° Zoom
  • 7-position plus open interchangeable Gobo Wheel
  • 7-position plus open Rotating Gobo Wheel
  • Continuously Variable Animation Wheel
  • TM-30 Filter Boosts Ultra-Bright Engine to 85+ CRI
The Features on the SolaFrame 3000 are unbelievable

SOLAFRAME THEATRE & STUDIO: WHISPER QUIET

The lighting industry’s first automated LED fixture to offer completely silent operation, SolaFrame Theatre is engineered with no fans and features a high CRI Bright White LED engine. A natural fit for use in theatres and other venues where noise is not acceptable, SolaFrame Theatre has seen phenomenal success in venues worldwide.

SolaFrame Theatre features 15,000 lumen output, smooth full-frame shuttering and a wide zoom range. With fixed and indexing gobo wheels, Animation effects, prism, iris, and frost, it is also extremely feature packed. The convection cooled luminaire features modular construction, extremely low power usage and other innovations such as our patented Lens Defog system.

You won't find anything more quiet than the SolaFrame Thetare & Studio
SolaFrame Studio & Theatre can be seen, but not heard

Like its bigger sibling the SolaFrame Theatre, the convection cooled SolaFrame Studio prioritizes high quality features, beautiful spectral output and silent operation. The fixture’s 10,000 lumens and full curtain framing are a perfect fit for theatres, concert halls, opera houses, film/TV broadcast studios and houses of worship. With a feature set designed for exquisite projection control and gorgeous color rendering, SolaFrame Studio can quietly steal the scene.

With a wide zoom range, rotating gobo wheel, Animation effects, prism, iris and frost, SolaFrame Studio is also feature packed. The convection cooled fixture features modular construction, extremely low power usage and other innovations such as our patented Lens Defog system.

SolaFrame Theatre Product Features

  • Bright White LED engine
  • 440 W High CRI engine produces 15,000 field lumens
  • Fanless, silent operation
  • 540° x 265° movement
  • CMY / CTO- linear color-mixing system
  • 7-position replaceable Color Wheel
  • Framing system for total control of beam shape
  • Iris
  • Light Frost
  • Linear Four-facet Prism
  • 7°-42° Zoom
  • 8-position plus open interchangeable Gobo Wheel
  • 7-position plus open Rotating Gobo Wheel
  • Continuously Variable Animation Wheel

SolaFrame Studio Product Features

  • Bright white LED engine
  • 300 W High CRI engine producing 10,000 field lumens
  • Color-matched convection-cooled engine for completely fanless operation
  • High quality 13-lens optic system with patented Lens Defogger
  • Extremely powerful 5.5 – 57° zoom
  • CMY / CTO-Linear color mixing system
  • Seven position plus open replaceable Color Wheel
  • Full-curtain framing system for total control of beam shaping
  • 16-blade iris for extremely tight beam effects
  • Light diffusion with additional, optional heavy diffusion
  • Seven position plus open Rotating Gobo Wheel
  • Linear Prism for controlled pattern replication across a stage

CHECK OUT INDEPENDENT TEST RESULTS FOR THE SOLAFRAME STUDIO & THEATRE

World-renowned acoustics specialists Müller-BBM in Munich have tested SolaFrame Theatre and SolaFrame Studio.


Their independent reports demonstrate just how quiet this fixtures is. Download the reports and see for yourself.

WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE SOLAFRAME FAMILY?

Contact one of our Re-sellers for more information and to organize a demo. Click the link below to see ETC dealers for Southern Africa

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Exploring the EVOLVE family

In this webinar from Electro-Voice, Jacqueline Lainer provides an overview of the EVOLVE family of portable column loudspeakers before going in-depth on the latest addition to the range, the EVOLVE 50M. She also shows how easy it is to configure EV’s Quicksmart Mobile app that provides extensive wireless control and monitoring functionalities. As Jacqueline explains, the EVOLVE series provides the perfect combination of superior sound performance and flexible functionality, in a very compact package. It meets the needs of any mobile performer being simple, portable, and lightweight.
 

 

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Understanding stadium sound

The latest webinar from Dynacord explores end-to-end audio solutions for sports venues. In the webinar, Martijn van Overveld explains how it is possible to create complete professional audio solutions to cover every aspect of stadium sound from within the expansive Bosch portfolio. The webinar also gives real-world examples of these solutions being put to use including C series amplifiers powering the system in a small stadium and IPX combining with MXE5 to control the audio in a large arena.
 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTcv6YSm1ks

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